British designer Christophe Gowans asked, “What if best-selling albums had been books instead?” We’d suggest The White Album, but, well…
"You will sit there and study the periodic table until you FORGET the cabana boy who wanted to teach you how to tie knots."
Art Inspiration for Republican National Convention
Plastic Prophets of Vinyl Redemption
by Maria Popova
An experiment in cross-pollinating the arts.
"As a lover of both literature and music, I frequently find myself immersed in a passage, with a conceptually related song beginning to play in my mind’s ear. I recently started making such matches more consciously and was quickly drawn into a highly addictive exercise in creative intersections and associations. So I decided to make a little side project out of it. Enter Literary Jukebox, a minimalist site where I match a passage from a favorite book with a thematically related song each day. Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection. Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy — I certainly am.”
Another couple of photos honoring the great Ray Bradbury. The photo above is the original cover of his 1962 classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, one of the greatest book titles of all time. Below is Ray’s signature inside my copy of the 1984 reproduction, signed on (gasp!) Friday the 13th, in December of 1985.
In honor of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday today, below are just a few of the books that were found in her collection, thanks to BlogHer.
“What you’ve gotta do from this point forward is stuff your head with more different things from various fields, hygienically speaking.”
In this 2001 commencement address, Ray Bradbury makes a case for combinatorial creativity and offers young writers a wealth of advice, joining the ranks of other invaluable insight from C.S. Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Wilder, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, and David Ogilvy.
Open Culture has distilled Bradbury’s hour-long commencement address into 12 specific pieces of advice.